RAINFALL-INDEX INSURANCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION: EVIDENCE FROM FIELD EXPERIMENT IN TUNISIA
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 660–673, July 2013
How to Cite
Ragoubi, N., Belkacem, L. and Ben Mimoun, A. (2013), RAINFALL-INDEX INSURANCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION: EVIDENCE FROM FIELD EXPERIMENT IN TUNISIA. J. Int. Dev., 25: 660–673. doi: 10.1002/jid.2921
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2013
- rainfall index;
- focus-loss model;
- durum wheat;
- optimal production;
- expected net income
This paper deals with the impact of rainfall-index insurance on the adoption of new varieties of durum wheat by Tunisian farmers. We use a mathematical programming model called ‘focus-loss’ to determine the optimal production of four representative farms in the region of Beja, in the northwest, with rainfall-index insurance and without rainfall-index insurance. Results show that the expected net incomes are higher under with rainfall-index insurance scenario. Furthermore, for the latter, optimal production structures include new varieties of durum wheat. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.